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Iowa advocacy group points out that Senator Joni Ernst took credit for paid sick leave in Coronavirus stimulus after voting to strike it from bill


This news story was published on March 31, 2020.
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Joni Ernst appeared in Governor Kim Reynolds’ press conference to take credit for aid to workers that she voted against.

DES MOINES – An Iowa advocacy group has rightly pointed out that Senator Joni Ernst is taking credit for paid sick leave for workers that was included in the Coronavirus stimulus package even though she voted to strike it from the bill.

Senator Joni Ernst abruptly appeared on Governor Kim Reynolds’ pandemic press conference this week, touting the very same paid sick leave measure she voted against earlier this month.

Her vote is on the record at www.senate.gov.

Watch the press conference, here, where Ernst takes credit for the aid to workers that she voted to strike from the bill.

Iowa Forward Executive Director Emily Holley released the following statement on the matter:

“It is the height of hypocrisy for Senator Ernst to tout critical paid sick leave just days after voting to strip it from the coronavirus legislation. Iowans are demanding that their Senator be honest about her record, which also includes voting repeatedly to increase health care costs for our families.

“At a time when Iowa’s coronavirus infections are rapidly rising, Senator Ernst continues to vote against the best interests of the Iowans she was elected to represent. From voting twice to support a secret slush fund for big corporations, to voting to restrict unemployment benefits as jobless claims reached record levels last week, this is the latest example of Senator Ernst putting her special interest donors ahead of Iowans.”

Senators Ernst (and Senator Charles Grassley) voted along party lines to remove paid sick leave on March 18, 2020.

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13 Responses to Iowa advocacy group points out that Senator Joni Ernst took credit for paid sick leave in Coronavirus stimulus after voting to strike it from bill

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    John Travis Reply Report comment

    September 13, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    Iowa Forward is no advocacy group. They were formed in March to funnel money in a negative ad campaign against Joni Ernst in a effort to flip her seat democrat in the senate. Their claims are wrong and misleading.

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    Monogamous Reply Report comment

    April 2, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    Another Hoax perpetrated by the fake news run by Democrats everywhere. If only we could find out where the thousands of deep state members held their meetings , we could disrupt their operations for years

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    Southsider Reply Report comment

    March 31, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    A politician lying or flip flopping? That’s unheard of!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 31, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    Joni Breadsacks and Donny Bonespurs both corrupt liars.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 31, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    Why don’t they tell the truth? The are a liberal advocacy group.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 31, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    Big damn deal!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 31, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    Iowa’s broke.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 31, 2020 at 10:42 am

    squeal